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Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin

Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin

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Sing Street strikes the right notes

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

That’s the mantra of John Carney, writer-director of Oscar-winning romance Once and Begin Again, who remains in a bittersweet musical groove for this effortlessly charming coming-of-age story.

Set in 1985 Dublin, Sing Street revisits the decade of questionable fashion choices, when Frankie told us all to relax and Duran Duran frolicked on sun-kissed beaches with the girls of Rio.

Against this vibrant backdrop, Carney charts the rise of a pop group formed by boys’ school misfits, who escape the economic hardships of the era through their infectious, self-penned music.

Laughter and tears come together in sweet harmony.